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Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
Francois Halard’s unique photographic sensibility–old-world elegant and bohemian, accessible and personal–is unmistakable. Each image is imbued with the intimate knowledge of design history, each story a lesson in a master’s point of view.
About Francois Halard
This book is a continuation of his last volume of gorgeous photography of grand interiors, artists’ studios, and architectural pilgrimage sites. Each story’s subject matter is not just a personal passion of the photographer, but also an indispensable chapter in design history: Philip Johnson and Charles James’s de Menil House, Giorgio Morandi’s studio, Rick Owens’s radical Paris apartment, Eileen Gray’s recently restored modernist home on the French coast, Dries Van Noten’s verdant garden and home, the home and studio of Louise Bourgeois in New York, and many more.
Like his first book, Francois Halard: A Photographic Life will be a coveted, indispensable must-have visual resource for all lovers of interiors, glamour, and style.